Happy Sunday Omyoga blog visitors, subscribers, and followers. I appreciate your visit! Today, I would like to show you how you can “spiritualize” the longstanding Lord’s Prayer of Christianity so that it aligns with the overall experience of Vedanta. Simply add the word OM at the beginning. So, you pray it like this:
OM. Our Father Who Art in Heaven; Hallowed Be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom Come; Thy Will Be Done. On Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who have trespassed against us. Lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil. Thank You. Amen.
All Sanskrit mantras in the Vedanta tradition begin with OM: like Om Namah Shivaya; Om Namah Brahma; Om Radha Krishna; Om Ganesha Namaha. Here, you are turning a traditional prayer in to a Vedic mantra that is sound-sanctified through the invocation of OM. Also, you are sealing the prayer with the modern form of OM, which is Amen, and is used today in both Christian and Jewish prayers.
Happy Sunday. Wishing you my best in your prayer and meditation life. Namaste, Keith